Paper Prototypes

It's the stifled giggling in the background that makes this hit home. Folks still do this today. While I realize that there is a need for quick-and-dirty prototypes, I am looking forward to the day when it is easier for »


Most of my office just stood around and watched this little guy struggle with his cracker. That we were rooting for him so hard says something about us as UX designers and about humanity in general. Dear users, we really »

2013 America's Cup

Date: 2013-09-25 11:23 I don't really follow sailing at all, but this post led me to look into the technology involved in the 2013 America's Cup. For a bit of back story, the America's Cup is the oldest international »

Fountain Pens and Watches

A forum post filled with photos of beautiful fountain pens and watches. I'm partial to this IWC Porsche Design Compass 3551 and unknown titanium fountain pen (below). I also love this Hannes Wettstein pairing, but I'm a sucker for Danish »

Choose your own adventure

Here's more than you ever wanted to know about choose your own adventure novels, visualized. Be sure to check out the Animations and Play links at the top. »

Table and Chair Heights

I've just moved into a new apartment, and I've got all sorts of strange heights to put chairs under. Good thing eBay is here to help. Dining Table Counter Bar "Spectator" »


Brian Tuckey has a splendid collection of photos of woodworking workbenches in all shapes, sizes, and vintages. This one is the definition of functional art. »

Color Commons Changes Color with a Text Message

The Light Blades were designed for the Boston Greenway in 2008 by Dennis Carmichael, but they weren't interactive. New American Public Art fixed that. Color Commons is an interactive public art work where the public can change the color of »

Arduino and microcontroller acronyms

While trying to decide which arduino/beaglebone/raspberry pi I need for an alarm clock I'm working on (maybe?), I found that I am woefully ignorant of many acronyms that show up when researching these boards. Examples include SPI, I2C, »